EDTA receives prestigious CiDAN award

posted 29 Nov 2018, 10:43 by Jan Wind   [ updated 4 Dec 2018, 04:19 ]

On 27 November 2018 the Federation of European Defence Technology Associations (EDTA) received a prestigious special European CiDAN award for the «European Industrial and Technological Base».

The CiDAN prize was awarded by the jury of European Parliament members and representatives of the European Military Staff (EUMS). EDTA received the award for their contributions to the debate on European defence policy by studies, reports and position papers related to defence technology and military capabilities as well as comments on emerging defence policy proposed and implemented by the European Commission.

The award was presented to EDTA by Prof Ioan Mircea Pascu MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, at the annual Berlin Security Conference on 27 and 28 November 2018. During this conference European ministers of Foreign affairs and Defence, top-level military authorities and defence industry leaders discussed the future of European defence cooperation.

Mr. Philippe LECLERCQ accepted the reward on behalf of the president of the EDTA, Mr. Jan Wind, who unfortunately was unable to attend the ceremony. Mr. LECLERCQ represents CAIETA, one of the EDTA member associations.

The partnership of EDTA and EuroDéfense has been crucial to achieve this award.

The CiDAN award intends to reward outstanding efforts towards promoting European citizenship, and European security and defence awareness. The prize was first awarded in 2011, under the High Patronage of the President of the European Council. The prize is organised annually by the association “Civisme Défense Armées Nation” (CiDAN), together with the European Interparliamentary Security and Defence Association, and with the support of the German media group Behörden Spiegel.


Photos: Bart van der Graaff (Thales) and Philippe LeClercq (CAIETA)